The former governor of CBN, Malam Sanusi Lamido has been stopped from leaving the country. Despite the court urging the Federal Government to allow him have free movement, the State Security Service (SSS) men at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport yesterday seized his passport as he was about boarding a Turkish airline en-route France.
Sanusi told Leadership Newspaper that he was at the airport to board a Turkish airline to France for a two-week course, before proceeding to Saudi Arabia for the lesser Hajj and it was surprising for him to be told by the immigration that the SSS had on the orders from the Presidency seized his travelling passport.
“We have shown them the court order and government seems not ready to obey the court order,” he said. Adding that he could not force himself into boarding the plane, while describing the government’s action as a continuous harassment on his fundamental human right.
Meanwhile, the special adviser to the President on media, Dr. Reuben Abati have denied his claim asking him to mention the name of the immigration officer who told him the order came from above.
''It is unfair to drag the President into the matter. The President has more important state matters to attend to than to be bothered on the movement of the former CBN governor'', Reuben Abati said.